Category: Politics

On Cryptography and Privacy

I posted this elsewhere back in February 2016, when the FBI was attempting to force Apple to develop software to break the security of the iPhone.

A Chat with Mr. Jefferson

Me: Thanks for joining us. My guest today is the distinguished Mr. Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Jefferson, thank you for joining us here today.


So far I’ve managed to strongly disagree with folks on the following topics. Obama was born in Kenya. The 9/11 disaster was staged by the United States government. Cell phones cause cancer. I assert that we do not have enough evidence to accept any of the above statements.  I don’t claim they are false, just

Obama’s Birth Certificate

I haven’t written anything on the blog in a while, so it’s probably time.  This comes from Facebook comments (what doesn’t these days).  Social networking is fun!  I’ve paraphrased and added emphasis below because, hey, this is my blog, after all.  So, let’s visit that Obama birth certificate issue One More Time…

Obama May Speak To Your Children

Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer says Obama’s school speech uses taxpayer dollars (i.e., your dollars) to indoctrinate your children. As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology. Source: CNN Really. Do you support compulsory government-funded education? Okay, there’s no point in

Exit Van Jones

Gone. Unsurprising, really. Was Van Jones a truther? Well, he signed the petition, and I don’t think he can point to any public statement where he repudiated the truthers until recently… and then very weakly. He says he was the victim of a “vicious smear campaign.” Sure, I’ll grant that. So? He’s a politician and

Stacy’s Dumb Idea of the Day: Baby Steps

How about passing simple legislation that is straightforward? We could do each of these – but not in one bill! Allow purchasing health insurance from out-of-state vendors. That is, “crossing state lines” to buy insurance. This is currently illegal. Allow and encourage the formation of health insurance alliances that pool many small businesses or even

The Public Option… Again

I’ve seen the “public option” compared to the Post Office (by the President), and I just saw it compared to public colleges by Sen. Schumer (D-NY).

The Public Option

In order for the market to reduce the cost to you, you need two things. You need to have a choice. You need to be the one paying the bill. If you lack either of these, you will be, in essence, ignored by the market, almost as if you were a non-participant.

PROOF Obama was born in KENYA?

What about Obama’s KENYAN birth certificate produced by Orly Taitz? I was asked about this recently. It took me less than one minute to find the following, and follow just a few of the references.